The Yachtsmen, Girl Can’t Help It

The Yachtsmen

Girl Can’t Help It

Fri, June 8, 2018

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10 adv • $12 door

This event is 21 and over

The Yachtsmen - (Set time: 10:30 PM)
The Yachtsmen
The Yachtsmen are directors, if you will. Hailing back to a time when men wore their hair long, their shirts open and their shoes comfortable whilst sailing into a sun-filled seascape in search of smooth rockin’ good times, The Yachtsmen play songs and share stories that provide a canvas meant for the broad strokes of love, revelry and debauchery.

We've all heard about the genre of music called "yacht rock," which has been rediscovered by hipsters in the past few years. It was created in the mid-to-late '70s and ran its course by around 1984. This is the kind of laid-back, hedonistic "lifestyle music" that lends itself to balmy happy hours on the beach and lots of afternoon sex.

Think Michael McDonald-era Doobies, late-'70s Kenny Loggins, Boz Scaggs, Pablo Cruise, Little River Band and Christopher Cross—to name just a very few. The best of it was jazzy, funky and vocally very lush. High-energy renditions of classic songs from The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Kenny Loggins, Ambrosia, et al, are masterfully navigated by a crew that boasts musical affiliations with some of Portland’s finest; Wheels in the Sky (a Journey Revival), Excellent Gentlemen, International Male, Intervision, Joey Porter FunkTributes, Steely Dawn and many more.

Portland's own The Yachtsmen, features a line-up of local veterans and : Joshua Cliburn, aka Michael Vincent Michaels III, (Wheels in the Sky, Joey Porter's Funktributes, Intervision, Adult Education - Hall & Oates Tribute), Jeff Gordon(Wheels in the Sky, Excellent Gentlemen, Steely Dawn), M.R. "Laird" Franklin (Wheels in the Sky, Int'l Male), Dominic Castillo (Wheels in the Sky, Doc Castillo Jazz Unit, Ravishers), John McIsaac (Wheels in the Sky, Int'l Male) and Cory Burden (Int'l Male, D.K. Stewart)—so you know it's gonna be done RIGHT.

So Hey Nineteen, with Two Tickets to Paradise you can Steal Away to Sweet Freedom with The Yachtsmen because What A Fool Believes is that Love Will Find a Way without Sailing the smooth seas…with us…The Yachtsmen.
Girl Can’t Help It - (Set time: 9:00 PM)
Girl Can’t Help It
Where Were You in the 1980’s?
Whether trollin’ the high school halls with Sony Walkman and parachute pants or still just a twinkle in daddy’s eye, not Only the Young and those Raised On Radio have come to know and love the iconic rock anthems of Journey.

Portland based Journey tribute, “Girl Can’t Help It,” will have you Captured from Arrival to Departure, staying true to the original recordings with lead singer Miaya Shambry’s gritty powerhouse vocals, Dan Johnson slayin’ the guitar solos, Natasha Flynn’s timeless piano/synth hooks, Dianna Hnatiw driving deep on drums, and April Krubel bringin’ it, backing up the signature three part female harmonies that make this band’s unique take on old Journey favorites.

Available for corporate events, private parties, festivals, and bar-room blowouts, if you’re looking for an Escape for the evening, date night Lovin Touchin Squeezin, or just a little time to Be Good To Yourself, Girl Can’t Help It will have you dancing, singing, and leaving your Separate Ways, Faithfully a fan!
Venue Information:
The Secret Society
116 NE Russell
Portland, OR, 97212